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Old 12-30-2009, 03:02 PM   #16
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Home Depot is stepping up I guess. I for sure thought that was two pieces. Very nice. One thing that I am planning to do in my house is install a 5' corner casing with a flat cap at the Living Room and Dining Room entry ways. I saw it in a magazine and it looked really pretty. I am thinking it will give a little more formal look.

I have this dream of buying a planer and have a custom knife made to get my own "custom" molding. It seems like a lot of work, but a guy can dream right

Would love to see other photos. You want to come into the city to help me in the spring

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Old 12-30-2009, 03:16 PM   #17
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What sized can lights did you use and how much clearance did you have in the soffit?
The lights I used were 3" gimbals from lowes and can be found here (copy-paste, direct link won't work):
$10 a piece for the whole shebang seemed like too good of a price to pass for me (price may vary by geography). I'm not sure what the total clearance I had was, since I had the 4" drop from the soffit and then cut out the drywall above the area I mounted the lights - so probably a good foot. The specs say 6.5" minimum.




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Would love to see other photos.
I have a few albums in my profile, but need to add some more pictures of this project. Since we purchased the house in the end of May, I haven't done all that much: The house sat empty for almost a year so getting it up to shape took some time before improvements could begin.

My wife wants me to take a break from improvements for a while. I, however, just think that means no major construction. Finishing the basement is looming on the horizon. I think next, I will finish the den. I want to build-in bookcases, build a nice corner desk, and put up wainscot and crown, but might just settle for painting it, and buying a desk and bookcase... we'll see.

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Old 12-30-2009, 05:02 PM   #18
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10 bucks isn't bad at all. I have been thinking about doint some sort of soffit or tray in my living room for a while now. I did the crown molding and rope lighting on some beams in my kitchen that I also put some 5" can lights in and really like the rope lighting/crown combo.
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That came out great
Did you use reg rope light or LED?
I know the reg stuff uses quite a bity of electricity & puts out some heat
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:25 AM   #20
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My wife wants me to take a break from improvements for a while. I, however, just think that means no major construction.

You're lucky, mine will not let me do ANYTHING unless it involves cleaning. I am bored.
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Sorry to bring back an old thread, but along with did you use LED or regular rope light, how tall is your ceiling?

Looks great, good job!
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I used regular rope light. LEDs cost too much.

My ceilings are a standard 8'. That is why I just did a soffit type of drop around the exterior - about a foot off the wall. Though the part that comes down is only about 5", I was worried of having a low-hanging ceiling feel if I came down further, or extended it out away from the wall any more than I did. It honestly does not feel like it is dropped down or that the ceiling is low. The clearance in the door frames is still well below the soffit, so you don't feel like it is closing in on you.


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Here's another picture from when I cased the entryway - so you can get a feeling of the ceiling height. If I had to do it again, I would paint the whole drop ceiling the same color - not paint the faces of the drop to match the walls, like you can see in this picture. I may fix that one day, but there are too many other projects to worry about this one to make that minor change.


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Looks really good, dorf dude...
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I think you did a really really good job on this project. Thanks for ideas, defiantly trying this at my house. And I like the color....
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I like it a lot and think you messed up on the color just right!

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